Magento Dev Folder

created October 21, 2015, last updated February 12, 2016.

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The Magento 1.9.2.1 release source code included the Magento Test Framework files. The Magento Test Framework (MTF) is a tool that can run automated functional tests, to assist in the development and implementation of Magento modules.

The test files are included in the Magento root /dev folder.  The files are included for development purposes and might reveal your passwords or other sensitive information when accessed with malicious intent. The /dev directories and files are not protected by default and according to Magento, “these tests are not supposed to end up on production servers”.

Do not install these files in a production environment.

Delete the /dev/ folder from your production server.
Delete the /dev/ folder after upgrading to a newer version of Magento.

 

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